Jan 27, 2022  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022

AMATH 185 - Applied Algebra for Business and Industry (discontinued 2020)

5 Credits
This introductory course in algebra covers the following topics and their applications to business and industry: solving linear inequalities, compound inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities; exponential notation and simplifying exponents using the product, quotient and power rules; scientific notation; polynomial operations; factoring polynomials; solving quadratic equations by factoring; introduction to graphing; systems of two equations in two unknowns and their applications; solving a system of three equations in three variables; systems of inequalities; solving applied problems.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of MATH 075  or AMATH 175  with a 2.0 or higher, or placement by assessment.

Course Outcomes
  1. Solve inequalities and equations, systems of inequalities and equations, in one and two variables.
  2. Solve absolute value equations and inequalities in one variable.
  3. Apply properties of real numbers to performing operations with algebraic expressions.
  4. Factor polynomials in one variable and use factoring to solve polynomial equations in one variable.
  5. Use the Cartesian coordinate system to graph points and linear relationships.
  6. Calculate the slope and vertical intercept given two pieces of information about a linear relationship. 
  7. Apply algebraic and geometric concepts, and numerical computations, to answer word problems.
  8. Apply beginning algebra concepts and solution techniques to explore and solve real contextualized problems.
  9. Communicate using mathematical notation and language.